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post #1 of 24 Old 04-03-2007, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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Disabling my Diesel

I park my truck for up to three weeks at an unsecured parking area near an airport. I'm concerned about it getting stolen. I would feel more comfortable if I were easily able to do something under the hood to make the truck unstartable and hard to figure out why.

As an example, on my gas truck and just change the postion of a couple wires on the distributor. Kills it dead, unless someone were to tow it or have lots of time on there hands for troubleshooting.

There must be something I can do quickly and easily to my F350.

Any ideas??

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One thing you could do is put a Master Switch on it. We have them on Ambulances and Fire Trucks, no power to the entire thing until you flip the master. I am not sure the best place to put it, but I am sure someone would know.

Also, I know some chips have a no start program in them, might be something to think about if you have the money and the time.

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One thing you could do is put a Master Switch on it. We have them on Ambulances and Fire Trucks, no power to the entire thing until you flip the master. I am not sure the best place to put it, but I am sure someone would know.

Also, I know some chips have a no start program in them, might be something to think about if you have the money and the time.

Thanks for the ideas, the truck came with a chip and I'm happy with it, so I hate to buy another chip. I'm really looking for something that doesn't take a lot of expense and installation, if that is possible.

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PowerSlot Cryo Front Rotors
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I understand, maybe one of the techs will be along shortly and have a good idea for ya. I know there is an easy way to do it on the 6.0s, but not really sure about the 7.3s.

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Is it possible to pull the fuse to the fuel pump?
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I know you can pull the fuse for the ignition switch. I don't remember which on it is but it is a maxi fuse in the fuse block under the hood. Look in your owners manual and it'll tell you.

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Now we're talking!!! I like the fuse pulling idea, that one would definitely frustrate a would be thief.

Thanks for a great idea!

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there is a starter relay on the passanger side by the battery. Take the small wire off of the terminal. It just slides on...no bolt or anything...it wont crank then....
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believe it or not these trucks will run with the fuel pump fuse pulled. I drove mine home about 20 miles this morning with a shot fuel pump and a blown fuse...

just call me Ashley!

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lol now how does that happen?

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